Chosen Books

Invited designers and commentators have chosen these as the books that inspire them and that have shaped their worldview or their ideas about design.
2000 books
Building with Nantucket in Mind
J. Christopher Lang et al.
Bully for Brontosaurus
Stephen Jay Gould
Bureaucrats: How to Annoy Them
R. T. Fishall
Calder Jewelry
Alexander Calder
The Calligrapher’s Handbook
Heather Child
Campo Grafico, 1933–1939
Attilio Rossi (intro)
The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon
Harvey Kubernik
The Care and Feeding of Ideas
James L. Adams
Carlo Scarpa: Theory, Design, Projects
Maria Antonietta Crippa
Carlo Scarpa: Architecture in Details
Bianca Albertini et al.
Carlo Scarpa: The Complete Works
Francesco Dal Co et al.
Cartier, 1900-1939
Judy Rudoe
Cartier: Jewelers Extraordinary
Hans Nadelhoffer
The Case for the Burial of Ancestors, Book 3: The History of the Tabernacle
Paul Zelevansky
Caution: Small Ensembles
Edward Koren
Cedric Price (Works II) [The Square Book]
Cedric Price
Cent ans d’histoire de France
Emmanuel Berl
A Century of Automotive Style
Michael Lamm et al.
Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture
Peter Collins
Charles and Ray Eames
Pat Kirkham
Charlie: A Narrative Portrait of Charlie Lang
Warren Lehrer
The Charlottesville Tapes
Various authors; Transcript of the Conference at the University of Virginia, November 12 and 13, 1982
The Charm of Chinese Characters (漢字的魅力)
Cang Lang
Charter of the New Urbanism
Michael Leccese et al.
Chic Clicks
Ulrich Lehmann et al.
Chicago’s Famous Buildings
Franz Schulze et al.
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
David Sedaris
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Dylan Thomas